Sensemakers: Prototyping Societal Solutions

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Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

Codam Coding College

Kattenburgerstraat 7 · Amsterdam

How to find us

Kattenburgerstraat 5, just follow the entry road straight ahead till you see the black&white striped building on your right side

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18.30 Coffee/tea & Networking

19.00 - Thieme Hennis & SebastianVeldman
Growing plants in extreme environments like Mars, the Moon, or on the South Pole? Impossible without reliable technologies to sustain a healthy environment for the plants and a good understanding of how to regulate that environment to make the plants grow over and over again. The AstroPlant network is an international network of citizen scientists, schools, and makers. Thieme & Sebastian will present this community initiative & explain how you can join using the DIY kits to create plant labs, protocols and seeds to get started, and a scalable IoT backbone to manage and visualise plant growth data.

19.45 Crash notifier for bicycle accidents - Paola Rodrigues
The second talk will be about an IoT device designed to identify accidents with bicycles. Bringing an idea from the scratch to a tangible prototype and transforming it to a final product, may be a challenging task in many ways. In this talk Paola Rodrigues (Trek Bikes IoT Trainee and Sensemakers organiser) will guide us through her journey of developing a Crash Notifier for bicycles from the conceptual idea up to a working prototype.

20.15 Open Mic, raffle of tickets

Every 3th Wednesday of the month we have presentations, open mic & discussies about IoT-related subjects.

Doors open at 18.00 at our host Codam College for networking & discussing projects.
Presentations usually start at 19h & end around 20.30 with "open mic" when you can share your own story/event/question.


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